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Haslam announces return of SNAP program (food stamps) work requirement for for most of Tennessee including Marion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Gov. Bill Haslam is reinstating food stamp work requirements for most Tennessee counties, including Marion, Sequatchie, and Hamilton counties starting February 1, 2018. Haslam and Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Danielle W. Barnes announced the plans on Monday to reinstate the federal work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents in the …

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Child Passenger Safety Week: Are your TN Kids Safe?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The majority of forward-facing car seats aren’t being used properly, despite the strong emphasis on education on the topic, and a desire by parents and caregivers to keep children safe. Safe Kids Worldwide has launched a campaign called “Take Time to Tether” to encourage everyone to use the strap on the back …

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Marion County spared major damage as Irma’s remnants wash out over area

As many of us have watched on the news and weather outlets for days, Hurricane Irma eventually did make landfall in Florida on Sunday. First battering the Florida Keys where efforts are currently underway to assess the damage there before moving further inland. Search and rescue workers in the Keys and other areas continue to …

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WEATHER: What to expect in Marion County from Irma

The remnants of Hurricane Irma will be impacting the Marion County and Chattanooga areas today and into Tuesday with periods of heavy rain and very gusty winds. Here’s what you can expect as we move through the next 24 to 48 hours and into the rest of the week. Rain will be a noticeable factor …

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Tennessee and other Southeastern states prepare for Irma’s impact

Authorities across the southeast have been making plans over the weekend in anticipation of the possible effects from Hurricane Irma, that will likely be felt not only in coastal states and those adjacent to Florida but forecasters also expect the storm’s impact to be felt statewide in Tennessee as it moves North. Forecasters have watched …

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Program to award $10 Million in Broadband Grants across Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Officials in Tennessee are now accepting applications for $10 million worth of broadband grants expected to help increase broadband Internet accessibility across the state. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development said in a news release Thursday it will accept applications for the Broadband Accessibility Grant until Nov. 17th, 2017. A …

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Marion County Commission August 2017 Meeting Recap

Here’s a recap of some of the items covered at the August 2017 meeting of the Marion County Commission, held on Monday, August 28th… Tune in Saturday mornings on KWN-TV (Charter channel 195) to watch your local city, county, and other government meetings in their entirety… After the call to order, prayer, Pledge to the …

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Marion and surrounding rural counties receive Clean Energy Grant from TDEC

Marion County is among three other counties in the Chattanooga region which will soon benefit from a portion of over $500,000 in grant money from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) Clean Tennessee Energy Grant program. The money from the grant will help the rural counties with various improvements such as lighting retrofits, …

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TVA Board approves 2018 budget trimming expenses and boosting rates

The Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors on Wednesday approved a $10.37 billion budget that will keep TVA on track to achieving its long-range goals of improving financial and operational performance and reducing debt. The FY 2018 budget keeps operating and maintenance spending flat, maintains low energy costs and invests in TVA’s generation and transmission …

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Marion County Schools lead the way with Life-Saving Devices at all schools

A recent report with the Tennessee News Service out of Nashville states that not all Tennessee employers or, most importantly, schools have life-saving devices in place meant to provide help in a cardiac emergency when just precious minutes matter so much before paramedics arrive. While not all businesses in Marion County have these devices; several …

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Multi-county drug investigation results in 29 arrests in Marion and Grundy Counties

A year-long drug investigation and round-up by multiple Tennessee counties, including Marion and Grundy, has netted 29 arrests of late. On August 8th, law enforcement officials across Marion and Grundy County arrested 29 people in connection with failure to appear in court, probation violations, and for distributing controlled substances such as methamphetamine, marijuana, methadone, alprazolam, …

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New TN Law bans handheld cell phone use in school zones

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee lawmakers have made it clear that drivers need fewer distractions behind the wheel, especially when placed in positions where their attention is needed most for the safety of others…in school zones. Tennessee has already banned texting while driving on roadways in the state and officers have also been known to stop …

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